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Ben Rado, Tess Cummings, Deb Heinrichs, Dr. Ray Heinrichs

Last summer, two members of the Class of 2024, Tess Cummings and Benjamin Rado, had the opportunity to volunteer at the Pine Ridge Reservation at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, home of the Oglala Sioux. Their…
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Dr. Sarah Gray with a horse; Dr. Todd Marlo with a dog.

Illinois Alumni Return as Faculty Members

February 09, 2023 / Message from the Dean

This message will appear in the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association Epitome. When Dr. Anne Barger was named head of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine last year, she knew that faculty recruitment would be…
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Dr. Wenyan Mei poses at the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Stop Making Cells: Study Advances Knowledge about Cell Regeneration

February 09, 2023 / Comparative Biosciences News

Dr. Wenyan Mei, in the Department of Comparative Biosciences, recently published a paper in the journal Nucleic Acids Research called “PTBP1 controls intestinal epithelial regeneration through post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression.” The work was done…
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Dr. Martindale and Dr. Chen pose with Birdie, a brown and black midsize dog, in the hospital

Birdie Beats the Odds

February 08, 2023 / Patient Stories

This is the story of a young, female pit bull terrier that was discovered on the streets of Chicago with swelling and multiple wounds. Thanks to the efforts of a dedicated breed rescue group, Birdie…
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Two members of the Illinois DVM Class of 2023, Val Ivanina and Jason Szumski

Financial Outlook Brightens for New Veterinary Graduates

January 26, 2023 / Message from the Dean

This message will appear in the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. The AVMA recently shared some very good news from its 2022 Survey of Graduating Seniors. This annual online survey collects information on student demographics,…
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annie davis tossing her graduation cap into the air

Many Paths to Veterinary School

December 19, 2022 / Student Blogs

When I was a brand-new high school graduate with big dreams to become a veterinarian, my undergraduate work seemed like the most important thing to my future career. I was hyperaware of the pressure to…
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Dr. K.T. Wright with Dean Peter Constable in December 2019 at an event celebrating Dr. Wright.

Remembering Dr. K.T. Wright

December 13, 2022 / Message from the Dean

There were many touching tributes offered for Dr. Kenneth Terrill (“K.T.”) Wright at the celebration of life event held at our college on November 12. Nearly 40 colleagues, friends and family members filled the EVP…
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Cover of the Proceedings from ICSVD 2022

Global Experts in Swine Viral Diseases Convene in Chicago

December 12, 2022 / General News

The 2022 NAPRRS/NC229 International Conference of Swine Viral Diseases, held December 2 through 4 in Chicago, Ill., attracted more than 170 participants. This is the premier conference for addressing viral disease threats facing pork production….
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